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Marcus Garvey's legacy in UK to be honoured

HONOUR: Marcus garvey

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION Narative Eye will honour Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) with a Blue Plaque in commemoration of their UK work.

On August 17 Narrative Eye will unveil the gift to the UNIA who to fought for the rights of Africans and those in Diaspora on the international stage.

Founded by Marcus Mosiah Garvey in 1914, the organisation which had 11 million members across the globe at its height, moved to London in 1935.

A statement from the organisers read: “This plaque is dedicated to the UNIA in recognition of their presence and contribution to the rich history of the local area and Britain as a whole.”

They added: “The Plaque will be placed on the wall of No.2 Beaumont Crescent W14 9LX, the offices of the UNIA where Marcus Garvey and UNIA members conducted their important work. This serves to ensure that the great work of the UNIA in this country cannot be denied or forgotten.”

Speakers and invited special guests will gather outside the house between 2-2.30pm where Marcus Garvey once resided at No. 53 Talgarth Rd W14 9DD .

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